Friday, November 28, 2014

In The Begining

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Graffiti artist to have start some place. This one is on a hiking trail that used to be a road.

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Another one under a bridge,

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Effect Of Freeze Thaw Cycles

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This is the results of quick thaw.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Old And New

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The bridge on the right is being replace by a new and improved one on the left.

Friday, November 21, 2014

St. Jacobs Farmer's Market

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After a fire that destroyed the original wood barn that housed the farmer's market a temporary new barn has risen from the ashes. Business has returned at the St. Jacobs Farmer's Market. The construction of a new main building is already under way. One of the things that make this market unique is the number of vendors from the local Mennonite community.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Distinctive Difference

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This is one of these shots when the reflection looks better than the real thing. It's all about the quantity of light.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Soccer Dome Construction

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The $8.7-million project is a partnership between the City of Pickering and the Pickering Soccer Club. It will be owned by the City and managed by the Club, which is responsible for $4.5 million of the total cost, paying it to the City over the next 15 years. Check out the next photo to see a closeup of the two specks on the roof.

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The highest point of the dome is 75 feet (23 metres) above the playing surface, which is almost seven storeys high.

The insulated dome will maintain internal temperatures of 18°C.

The dome is equipped with wind and snow sensors. In high winds, pressure will automatically increase for stabilization. During snow accumulation, sensors will adjust dome pressure and internal
temperatures to allow snow to shed from the fabric.

The dome automatically switches to a natural gas backup inflation pump during power outages.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Going, Going... Gone

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This is what a corn field looks like after the entire crop has been harvest. It will be brought back to life next spring and the cycle will start again.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cry Over Spilled...

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On rural roads at this time of year when the corn crop is being harvest, it is not unusual to see small spills like this.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day

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Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. We remember the more than 1,500,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Some of the 54 Commonwealth member states, such as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, observe the tradition of Remembrance Day on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Cropping the Crop

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This corn will most likely be used as animal feed.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Reading

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Borrowed this from my son. I always thought I knew Nearly Everything but I learned a ton of stuff from this book. I am glad my son noticed my one and only fault and took the appropriate action.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Selfie

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With my camera on a tripod and the timer turned on, it took me a few shots to get the alignment just right.

Monday, November 03, 2014

The Emigrant

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Pier 21 was an ocean liner terminal and immigration shed from 1928 to 1971 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Upon arrival, officials oversaw the screening and completion of the paperwork needed for their access into Canada.

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“With this sculpture, I wanted to say ‘Thank you’ to the country that has been my home for the past 48 years,” said Armando Barbon. “Every day, I feel blessed to be here, and I hope with this sculpture I am able to express the sense of hope and opportunity many new Canadians feel.” The monument is a tribute to the millions who left their home countries, and the significant contributions they have made on the history and culture of our country.